Whether you are looking to learn about marketing management, entrepreneurial marketing, social marketing or marketing 101 including marketing research and communication there are reputed university across the world that are offering free marketing courses online which you can as a student or a working professional can enroll and study at your own pace no matter where on the earth you are located.
Here we share the list of Universities that offer Free Online Marketing Courses:
The Open University
Known for providing distance education, the Open University through it’s OpenLearn program offers more than 900 free courses including marketing. You can signup for a free OpenLearn account and get free access to following online marketing courses –
- Retail Marketing – 8 hours (Introductory)
- Stakeholders in Marketing and Finance – 2 hours (Intermediate)
- Social Marketing – 8 hours (Advanced)
- Marketing in 21st Century – 6 hours (Advanced)
- Marketing Communications as a Strategic Function – 6 hours (Advanced)
The courses are self-paced and have material that you can print and/or download.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
MIT’s free learning program OpenCourseWare give access to several courses that were offered at the university in the past. This includes free marketing courses online that is useful for both undergrads and graduate-level business school students. There are more than 15 online free marketing courses on the site including –
- Marketing Management
- Marketing Strategy
- Marketing and Sales
- Strategic Marketing Measurement
- Entreprenuial Marketing
- Marketing, MicroChips and McDonalds: Debating Globalization
- Product Design and Development
The courses are self-paced and in the form of lectures, videos, readings etc.
The eCorner at Stanford University is an exclusive place for business students interested in free videos, articles and podcasts in marketing and entrepreneurship. From founder and CEO of various big companies you can read, hear and learn different strategies as well as marketing tactics and approaches so as to learn the in depths of marketing and everything related to it.
The Small Business Development Center of Kutztown University provides free online courses for students, entrepreneurs and anyone who is interested in business related topics such as marketing, finance, business law and management. The access is free once you create an account with SmallBizU and fill their survey form. The courses include –
- Marketing 101
- Understanding Advertising and Positions
- Market Insights and Conducting Market Research
- Creating Buzz: Small Business Marketing
Many of the online courses of Liberty University are free to access and one can download these online podcasts through iTunesU. You need to have Apple devices either iPhone or iPad. Some of the marketing courses that you can download for free are –
- Marketing Research
- Direct Marketing Communication
In association with Coursera, the Northwestern University offers a course series in various marketing topics. You can start these courses anytime and learn them all at your own pace. Here are some of the marketing courses that you can undertake:
- Social Media Marketing Specialization Course
- The Art of Sales: Mastering the Selling Process Specialization
- Sports Marketing
These are the six universities that are currently offering free marketing courses online. Explore them all and see what can you pursue to acquire more knowledge. If you know other university that offers such free online marketing courses please let us know either in the comment section or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.